713
713
[Babbage, Charles (1791-1871), and J.F.W. Herschel (1792-1871)]
MEMOIRS OF THE ANALYTICAL SOCIETY 1813. CAMBRIDGE: PRINTED BY J. SMITH, SOLD BY DEIGHTON & SONS [&C.], 1813, FIRST EDITION, ERRATA LEAF AT END OF PREFACE
Estimate
2,0003,000
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713
[Babbage, Charles (1791-1871), and J.F.W. Herschel (1792-1871)]
MEMOIRS OF THE ANALYTICAL SOCIETY 1813. CAMBRIDGE: PRINTED BY J. SMITH, SOLD BY DEIGHTON & SONS [&C.], 1813, FIRST EDITION, ERRATA LEAF AT END OF PREFACE
Estimate
2,0003,000
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[Babbage, Charles (1791-1871), and J.F.W. Herschel (1792-1871)]
MEMOIRS OF THE ANALYTICAL SOCIETY 1813. CAMBRIDGE: PRINTED BY J. SMITH, SOLD BY DEIGHTON & SONS [&C.], 1813, FIRST EDITION, ERRATA LEAF AT END OF PREFACE
Agnesi, Maria Gaetana (1718-1799). Analytical institutions... translated into English by John Colson... volume the second. London: printed by Taylor and Wilks, 1801, vol. 1 lacking

2 works in one vol., 4to (270 x 208mm.), nineteenth-century half morocco, both title-pages cut down at head and restored, lacking upper endleaf, slightly spotted, binding slightly rubbed


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Provenance

bought from Elgen Books, Rockville Centre, NY, 1994

Literature

Tomash & Williams B67 and A41; Origins of Cyberspace 17-18 (lacking two leaves of the Babbage paper); Van Sinderen 1-2

Catalogue Note

RARE. "Driven by their desire to modernize the teaching of mathematics at Cambridge when they were undergraduates there, Babbage, Herschel and Peacock founded the Analytical Society in 1813. The contents were of surprisingly high quality (often written by the founders and their friends). This volume contains a preface and three articles. Babbage was certainly the author of the preface and the first article, and he might well have written the second" (Tomash & Williams).

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